Just a little blog today, a little something for those of you who read, and to keep current.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
There have been articles in all the major papers around the traps over the past 24 hours, like this one from the Courier Mail. It seem some boffin has published a paper in the Institute of Biology journal stating that social media like Facebook and Twitter are terribly dangerous for us all, and that as a result, we're going to get cancer from it.
Friday, February 20, 2009
So you know the Australian Government want to put a filter on the Australian internet right? Supposedly it's there to stop kiddie porn being available to the Australian public, but as there are all kinds of ways to circumvent filters (people in China do it all the time), it won't work because those people who want to partake in child pornography are crafty bastards right.
Instead, it will make YOUR internet painfully slow, block sites that are legitimate because they have one naughty word in them and besides, this ISN'T China anyway. This is Australia, a free country where the laws against kiddie porn need to be tougher and more comprehensive, not a filter put on the rest of us law abiding citizens accessing the internet that WE pay for with OUR money...
So here's something quick and easy you can do to help. Sign this e-petition. You don't even have to leave my blog to do it.
And if you blog, or Facebook, or anything else, spread the word. Cos trust me, your internet access will suck even worse than it does now if this goes ahead, and it won't even have solved the problem of child pornography.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I witnessed something out of my own nightmares today, only happening to someone else.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Well another Valentine's Day has been and gone. *Kath waves*
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Over on Camels and Chocolate is a lovely meme called "Interview Me". I'm always looking for inspiration when it comes to blogging, so I've volunteered for Kristin to interview me, and she supplied me with these fabulous questions. So here goes:
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I've just found this brilliant blog. It is called Not Always Right, and it's where people can submit really stupid or rude things customers have said or done to them.
Customer: “What time does the film start?”
Me: “The film starts fifteen minutes after the time on your ticket. There are fifteen minutes of ads and trailers.”
Customer: “No, I said what time does the F-I-L-M start?!”
Me: “The film starts after fifteen minutes of trailers, so fifteen minutes after whatever it says on the ticket. Your ticket says 3:30 pm, so the film would start at 3:45, okay?”
Customer: “Don’t blind me with science!”
Me: “Hello, ma’am, is there anything I can help you find?”
Customer: “Yes. I need to find a book on rodents.”
Customer: “Yes, I have some little creature running around my garage and I need to know what it is. I think it might be a vulva.”
Customer: “You know, it’s small and looks like a mole or a hamster. A vulva.”
Me: “I think you mean a ‘vole’.”
Customer: “Oh right, that’s it. Do you have any books on voles?”
Me: “Welcome to ****, what can I get for you today?”
Customer: “Yes, I’d like a medium coffee with twenty-seven and a half sugars.”
Me: “I’m sorry, was that…twenty-seven and a half?”
Me: “You’re sure you don’t just want the twenty-eight?”
Customer: “Ewww, gross! That’d be too sweet.”
This is exactly why I left working in the library branches. I can't be nice to fucktards like these.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
It was announced today by our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd that he is putting out another "stimulus" package to help soften the blow of the global economic crisis (which I'm not sure is as big as the media like to portray).
- * Tax bonus of $950 for those earning up to $80,000, and smaller amounts for those earning up to $100,000.
* $14.7bn for school infrastructure and maintenance and trade training centres;
* $6.6bn to boost public housing by about 20,000 new homes;
* $3.9bn for free insulation to 2.7 million homes and solar hot water rebates;
* $890m for regional roads and blackspots, railway boom gates;
* $2.7bn small and general business tax break to provide deductions for some equipment purchases before the end of June 2009;
* $12.7 bn for one-off payments to working Australians, families with school-age children, farmers, single income families and for those undergoing training. (Source)
homes? I doubt it very much.
So if you're eligible for the $950 payment, how do you intend to use yours? Are you going to spend it? What are you going to buy? Or will you save it or pay bills? If you're not in Australia, what would you do if the government handed you $950?
Sunday, February 01, 2009
I watched the Sex and the City movie this afternoon. Wasn't really that into it. I liked the shoes and the New York City bit, but I just couldn't get into it. On further discussion with the lovely Girl Clumsy this evening, I realise what has stuck in my craw.